Back to Ladakh: Heading for the Himalayas Part 2

In a couple of days we will be heading off once more the alluring Himalayas of North India. This time if will be a little different. We will be guiding two groups of 8 cyclists along a section of the 2500km we covered last year. That section is none other than the Manali-Leh Highway, a roughly 700km stretch of chocolate slab road that crosses 3 passes over 5000m and another 2 passes just under. Not surprisingly it is commonly referred to as the ‘Highest Motorable Road in the World’ . Of course this trip will be different, perhaps more challenging in some ways , but the good thing that everyone going enjoys cycling – that counts alot, hey! And we will have 2 jeep supported vehicles this time and small crew setting up camp when we need one.  (If you are interested in similar trips in 2011 email me!) 
Please remember
Fabulous roads and dramatic scenary all the way
Camping freestyle at Tso Kar a high altitude lake en route
The Baralacha-la pass is just under 5000m, a very satisfying summit.
I always find time to make friends en route
Ladkhi villages
Lunar landscapes at 4000m near Pang
Finishing along the mighty pea-green Indus river in the Kingdom of Ladakh

Bridget Ringdahl

Pedaling has been natural to me since the tender age of three. Cycling is practical, fun, it gets you to the corner café, across countries, continents, keeps you fit and is by far the most efficient and environmentally friendly transport option around, being virtually carbon neutral.

I live in Howick, KwaZulu-Natal which is great cycling country, within 10 minutes I can be bouncing along some of the finest single tracks in the province.

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5 thoughts on “Back to Ladakh: Heading for the Himalayas Part 2
  • WSmart

    That one dog must have been so disappointed when he woke up; “Are you kidding me! Why didn't you wake me up!”, and the other dog says, “I was too stunned. She was so nice dude!”. Be real, be sober.

  • jill traynor

    Great pictures - hoping for some more before the end of the trip.

  • Pia Sanchez

    Can't stop wondering how you're all getting along? We're missing you here at home and hope that you're having the grandest time out there! Missing the doglets too! Fondest love from a very dry and frosty Howick.

  • Sue Bellinger

    Hoping you're nowhere near the floods and that all's going well with you and your intrepid group. Take care.